“Madam Secretary” Off To Solid Start

Madam-Secretary-1-779x400Madam Secretary, CBS’ first drama to premiere this season, got off to a solid start last night.

UPDATE:  In time-zone adjusted numbers, Madam Secretary kicked off with 14.7 million viewers and 2.0 A18-49.  That is up a tenth from the preliminary numbers, which were released earlier today.

The series premiere of Madam Secretary scored 14 million viewers and 1.9 A18-49 demo.  Both numbers are approximate due to an overtime NFL game yesterday, which pushed the premiere time of Madam Secretary to 904pm.  Thus, a few minutes of 60 Minutes are included in these ratings.

Despite the overrun, Madam Secretary performed very well among total viewers, as expected.  The older-skew for the series is unlikely to cause much concern for CBS, given the premise and schedule placement.  As long as Madam Secretary is attracting the upscale demographics, the show is likely to stick around.

Final numbers for Madam Secretary, as well as the rebroadcast following The Good Wife, are expected later today or tomorrow.

Updated September 22, 2014 @ 3:56pm.


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